Hike a strenuous 2.4 miles roundtrip on the Big Mountain Trail, climbing Kennesaw Mountain, the site of a Civil War battle, to breathtaking Atlanta skyline views.
Score a gorge floor permit at Tallulah Gorge State Park to hike the spectacular, boulder-filled Sliding Rock Trail, and get an up-close view of the Bridal Veil Falls waterfall deep within the gorge.
Hike the ultra-scenic Sweetwater Creek Red Trail to a historic Civil War mill on a rushing, whitewater-filled creek at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Atlanta.
Hike the Yellow and Orange Trail loop at Sweetwater Creek State Park, catching views of the park’s Civil War mill ruins, a prehistoric Native American cave, and seasonal views of the Atlanta skyline.
Hike the Sweetwater Creek White Trail and Red Trail, a scenic 4-mile loop to Civil War mill ruins, a tumbling creek and quiet meadows at Georgia’s Sweetwater Creek State Park just west of Atlanta.
Hike the kid-friendly Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, exploring the Chattahoochee River in a wildlife-filled, shady forest south of Atlanta.
Hike the Sweetwater Creek Yellow Trail to the creek’s eastern shore, crossing a large bridge and catching cross-creek views of the park’s Civil War-era mill ruins.
Explore coastal beauty at Skidaway Island State Park, hiking the Sandpiper Trail and Avian Loop to scenic views of salt flats, marsh, tidal creeks, and stunning sunsets.
Hike the Jacks River Trail in North Georgia’s lush, remote Cohutta Wilderness, trekking and wading from Dally Gap to a series of beautiful waterfalls on a crystal-clear river.